Jubelin tells Bowra families justice fight goes on
THE OFFICER leading the investigation into the alleged murders of three Bowraville children in the 1990's says the case is not closed despite the latest blow to the families.
Detective Inspector Gary Jubelin was speaking after the NSW Justice Department accepted a review of the case by former Justice James Wood and decided not to amend section 102 of the Crimes Act regarding the laws of double jeopardy.
The Government said it would not move for a retrial of a prime suspect in the murders of Colleen Walker-Craig and Clinton Speedy-Duroux, both 16, and four-year-old Evelyn Greenup.
The change could have seen the man being tried for all three deaths at once.
DI Jubelin has been in charge of the case for 18 years and sat with relatives of the children at the back of the small Bowraville classroom when the decision was announced by Justice Department representatives on Friday.
"I just want to reassure the families that this is not the end of their battle for justice," he said.
"It breaks my heart to see the pain they go through time and time again."
Greens MP David Shoebridge has been pushing for the law change for several years and was stunned by the latest outcome.
"What really hurts about this decision is that it comes on top of 25 years of disrespect to these families and communities," he said.
"Despite this setback, the fight for justice will continue."